CHICAGO (May. 10)
The United States was urged today to work for the Support of the original Palestine partition plan in a resolution adopted here at the closing session of the animal meeting of the national Jewish Welfare Board. Frank L. Well was re-elected national president.
Other resolutions adopted at the parley included an appeal to the U.S. to lift the embargo on the shipment of arms to Palestine and an appeal to Congress to approve the Fellows DP Bill calling for the admission of 200,000 refugees to this Country within the next two years, of whom about 50,000 would be Jewish.
A “Statement of Principles” setting forth the functions, aims and role in the Jewish community of the Jewish Community Center was also adopted.Representing the results of a year’s discussions in local community centers and the recommendations of a special J.W.B. survey commission, the statement describes the Jewish community center as an agency with which the individual American Jew identifies himself voluntarily “to satisfy his needs,”
Asserting that in its total program, the Jewish Center “seeks to develop and enrich human personality and group association,” the statement emphasizes that the center’s chief function is as “a common meeting ground for all Jews.”It also stresses the need for a more Jewish content in the Center program.
J.W.B. vice presidents elected today were: Philip M. Kluznick, Chicago; Milton Weill, New York; Mrs. Alfred R. Bacharach, New York; Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel, San Francisco; Irving Edison, St. Louis; Mrs. Samuel R. Glogower, Detroit; Mrs. Walter Heller, Chicago; Rabbi David de Sola Pool and Carl M. Loeb Jr., New York.. Re-elected treasurer, secretary and assistant secretary, respectively, were Joseph H. Cohen, Joseph Rosenzweig and Ralph K. Ginburg, all of New York.